Sacred Heart Hospital was the first hospital in this region to acquire a da Vinci surgical robot in December of 2006. Based on the increasing needs of patients in our area, Sacred Heart added a second robot in 2010. We also replaced our original robot in 2013 so that we would have the best technology available for our surgeons and patients.
The da Vinci robot is a system that uses advanced, robotic technology to help surgeons operate. The robot does not act on its own—instead it is a tool used and controlled by a surgeon. Patients who have robotic surgery often experience:
- a shorter hospital stay
- less pain and blood loss
- a faster recovery
If you are a candidate for surgery or considering surgery in the near future, we encourage you to ask your physician about robotic surgery. As of today, Sacred Heart Center for Robotic Surgery has helped thousands of people.